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March 27
YVCC offers Flagger Training - April 17

Yakima Campus- Yakima Valley Community College will offer a Flagger Certification Training on April 17, 2015. YVCC's Flagger Training provides certification for work zone traffic control flaggers. Participants will receive a flagger handbook, classroom instruction and group planning activities. Individuals will also have the opportunity to take the Washington State certification exam. The training will be held from 8:00am - 4:00pm in YVCC's Yakima Valley Skills Center Building, Room W106, on the Yakima Campus. The cost is $45. Deadline to register is April 16, 2015.​

How to Register

      Step 1:  Visit YVCC's Registration Office and complete the Registration Form

      Step 2:  Pay the training fee at YVCC's Cashiering Office

      Step 3:  Bring a copy of your receipt to the training

The Flagger Certification Training is offered at a variety of times throughout the academic year. For more information contact 509.574.4911 or ljimenez@yvcc.edu.​

March 26
YVCC Aerospace Machining Technology to host Open House

​Yakima Campus - YVCC's Aerospace Machining Technology will host an Open House on Friday, April 17 from 9:00-1:00pm.

Participants will have the opportunity to tour the machine shop, meet with instructors, learn about careers available in the industry and register for fall quarter classes. The event will take place in YVCC's Skills Center building, Room W212 located on the corner of S. 16th and Prasch avenues.

YVCC now offers an associate of applied science degree in aerospace machining technology. The program prepares student for entry-level positions in the manufacturing industry. Students can also earn certificates in CNC operator or machining technology. Course instruction includes: blueprint reading, manual machining, computerized machining, metrology, quality control, engineering drawing, CADD and CAM software as well as CMM programming.

Degree Options:
Associate of Applied Science in Aerospace Machining Technology

Certificate Options:
Machining Technology
CNC Operator

For more information visit YVCC's website: www.yvcc.edu/machining.

Contact YVCC instructors Rajkumar Raj at 509.574.4752 / rraj@yvcc.edu or
Don Roeber at 509.574.6800 x 3314 / droeber@yvcc.edu

March 26
YVCC Allied Health Technology to host Information Session

​Yakima Campus - Join Instructor Libby McRae for an Information Session about YVCC's Allied Health Technology programs including medical assisting, medical billing & coding, pharmacy technician, surgical technology, phlebotomy, and medical interpreter.

McRae will host an Information Session on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:15-7:00pm in the Allied Health Technology building, Room Q102. The building is located on the South side of Nob Hill Blvd off Prasch Avenue.

Topics will include applying to YVCC, next steps to enroll in a program of your choice and specific program requirements. The evening will close with a questions and answers. Anyone interested is encouraged to attend. The event is free and open to the public.

Information Session Dates:

April 7, 2015
May 5, 2015
June 2, 2015
July 7, 2015
August 4, 2015

For more information visit: www.yvcc.edu/alliedhealthtech. Questions can be directed to 509.574.6845 or lmcrae@yvcc.edu

March 23
YVCC announces the 2015 All-Washington Academic Team Members

​Yakima, WA - Yakima Valley Community College is proud to announce Daphne Fisher and Matthew Ellenberger as the 2015 members of the All-Washington Academic Team. They will be honored at the annual reception hosted in Olympia on Thursday, March 26, 2015. The reception will be held at South Puget Sound Community College.

Name: Daphne Fisher
Age: 20
GPA: 3.71
Area of Study: Exercise Science, Physical Therapy  

 First-generation college student Daphne Fisher grew up in the Yakima Valley. She graduated from Davis High School and enrolled at Yakima Valley Community College. A talented athlete, Fisher was a walk-on for the women's fast pitch team and has demonstrated her leadership skills as the team captain. This season, she is also playing for the women's basketball team. Unfortunately, she has suffered several knee injuries and has endured four surgeries during her time at YVCC. Despite injuries, Daphne continues to overcome adversity and in turn focuses her energy on supporting her teammates. Bright and driven to succeed, Daphne has also found success in the classroom excelling at several challenging courses. Outside the classroom she volunteers as a physical therapy assistant aid at Creekside Physical Therapy. Happy with her performance, Creekside has offered her a paid position following winter quarter. Daphne will graduate in June with an associate of arts transfer degree. She plans to transfer to a university and pursue a degree in exercise science or kinesiology. Ultimately, she hopes to attend Eastern Washington University's Physical Therapy Program and work in a clinic helping patients with their rehabilitation process.

Name: Matthew Ellenberger
Age: 17
GPA: 3.97
Area of Study: Chemistry

 Matthew Ellenberger knew from a young age that he was interested in science. While in high school he decided to pursue more challenging courses and enrolled in YVCC's Running Start Program. Ellenberger is also involved in campus life. He serves as president for YVCC's Chemistry Club. Under his direction the club has been active in providing outreach to local elementary, junior high, and high school students. In addition to his coursework, Matthew was selected to participate in YVCC's undergraduate summer research projects. These projects are made possible by a science, technology, engineering, and math grant through the US Department of Education. YVCC works in partnership with Heritage University to offer this opportunity to students. Ellenberger​ worked with YVCC faculty and a group of students in collaboration with local business John I. Haas. The students researched answers to current industry specific questions. Matthew also volunteers at Madison House, a local youth center, where he tutors and helps students with their homework. He will graduate with an associate of science transfer degree and with his high school diploma. Following YVCC he will to transfer to a university to continue his education in chemistry. He plans to earn a master's degree and work in the field as an oil chemist testing the quality of oil that comes from refineries.

 The All-Washington Academic Team recognizes and honors students for outstanding accomplishments. Through support from KeyBank and the Washington State Employees Credit Union each of the members receive scholarships. In addition, many public and independent four-year colleges and universities offer a variety of scholarships to All-Washington Academic Team members who transfer to their institutions. For more information about transfer scholarship for members visit: http://www.spscc.ctc.edu/allwa/transfer-scholarships. ​

March 05
YVCC Music Department presents Jazz Night

​Yakima Campus – Yakima Valley Community College Music Department presents Jazz Night on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 6:00pm in Kendall Hall Auditorium.

The evening will feature students from YVCC's Salsa Band directed by David Blink, YVCC's Jazz Combo directed by Jeff Norwood, the Sunnyside High School Band directed by David Chavey-Reynaud, and the Washington Middle School Jazz Band directed by Robert Nelson.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact 509.574.4881.

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